Away meaning

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Away is defined as at another location.

If you ask someone to leave, then that is an example of asking someone to go away.

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So as to remove, separate, or eliminate.

Chipped the paint away; cleared away the debris.

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The definition of away is when something or someone is not there or in the correct place.

If you are not in your home, that is an example of being away.

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From a particular thing or place.

Ran away from the lion; sent the children away to boarding school.

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From one's possession.

Gave the tickets away.

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Continuously; steadily.

Toiled away at the project for more than a year.

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(chiefly sports) Not on one's home territory.

Next, they are playing away in Dallas.

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In or into storage or safekeeping.

Put the toys away; jewels locked away in a safe.

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Out of existence or notice.

The music faded away.

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Freely; at will.

Fire away!

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Absent.

The neighbors are away.

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Distant, as in space or time.

The city is miles away. The game was still a week away.

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Played on an opponent's field or grounds.

An away game.

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In golf, having the ball lying farthest from the hole and properly playing first among competitors.
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(baseball) Out.

Bases loaded, with two away.

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From any given place; off.

To run away.

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In another place, esp. the proper place.

To put one's tools away.

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In another direction.

Look away, turn away.

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By a considerable time or distance; far.

Away behind.

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So as to be removed; aside.

To clear snow away, to get away from the subject.

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From one's possession.

To give away a secret.

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Out of existence.

The sound faded away.

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At once.

Fire away.

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Without stopping; continuously.

He worked away all night.

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Into action or movement.

Away we go!

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Not present; absent; gone.

He is away.

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At a distance.

A mile away.

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Played or playing on a competing team's field, court, etc.

An away game.

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(baseball) Out.

One away in the last half of the 4th.

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(golf) Designating the player (or the ball) that is farthest from the cup and hence is required to shoot (or be shot) first.
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Begone.
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Let's go.
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From a place, hence.

He went away on vacation.

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Aside; off; in another direction.
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From a state or condition of being; out of existence.
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(as imperative, by ellipsis) Come away; go away; take away.
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On; in continuance; without intermission or delay.

Sing away.

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Without restraint.

You've got questions? Ask away!

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At a distance in time or space.

Christmas is only two weeks away.

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(Northern England) Come on!; go on!
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Not here, gone, absent, unavailable, traveling; on vacation.

The master is away from home.

Would you pick up my mail while I'm away.

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(following the noun modified) At a specified distance in space, time, or figuratively.

He's miles away by now.

Spring is still a month away.

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(baseball, following the noun modified) Out.

Two men away in the bottom of the ninth.

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Common misspelling of aweigh.
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away with
  • take away
  • go or come away
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do away with
  • to get rid of; put an end to
  • to kill
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where away?
  • in what direction?
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of away

  • Middle English from Old English aweg a- on a–1 weg way wegh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English onweġ.

    From Wiktionary